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Tripel Nova - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-21-2006)
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Reviews by logansboat15:
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logansboat15

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A truly outstanding, kick-ass beer. A friend presented me with a growler of this powerful, tasty brew, knowing that I enjoy sampling American interpretaions of the Belgian art. In the growler Tripel Nova had an inviting, deep orange, semi cloudy hue. But in the glass it poured a deep yellow with a thick foamy head. Very little lacing. A nice fruity aroma dares you to drink, but looks and aroma are deceiving. The high alcohol notes are not as apparent as expected. The flavor is semi-sweet with a tart finish. Quite an elegant, very drinkable Abbey-style tripel. Silky mouthfeel. If you plan on having more than one glass, pace yourself. Better yet, call a taxi or get a designated driver to be on the safe side.

I look forward to visiting Madison's Ale Asylum in the next week or two.

Serving type: growler

05-08-2007 18:10:40 | More by logansboat15
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

[Previous review, 7/21/13, 4.45).

On tap at Side Door Grill. Totally enjoyed this. It drinks like an American barleywine -- hop-forward with a massive undergirding of malt sweetness.

The aroma: Wish it came in a snifter, but Side Door serves all its 10 oz. pours in these little flared out glasses that are like a mini-pilsner glass. So the aroma was almost completely lost to the light breeze of the patio. I covered the glass with my hand a few minutes and produced a pretty complex aroma, fruity, heavy sweet sugar and sulfur and cream. A handsome pour, though, to be sure, a tasty-looking copper haze, with a soft head w/ sticky lacing.

In the mouth the flavor is much more complex. Even w/ the bulldozer hops up front, there's a banana-taffy sweetness and a bready malt, with an alcoholic brightness bridging the two warring sides. And despite the nice sharp carbonation, there's sort of a creaminess too (or is that just the seriousness of the malt?)
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UPDATE 6/1/14

Aye-yay-yay! This beer is too sweet. I'm having to re-review this brew b/c my current experience with it is so different from my previous review (7/21/13, 4.45).

Wow. I'm amazed at how much one's taste buds can change from day to day. I respect my
previous reading of this brew, no matter that my current perception is pretty much "yulkh!"

The aroma is classic tripel. Good show on that score, Ale Asylum.

However, dang, I can't get past the cloying sweetness.

I'm gonna have to have some friends try this. . . .

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Overall, not bad. MINE HAS NO YEAST, so that REALLY dings the flavor. I've had this in the years before, with the yeast, and it's great. I had it at the brewery this year, with the yeast, and that was great, too. The same problem hit Bedlam. I had talked to someone at Ale Asylum who said it is that the new tanks are bigger, so apparently this results in way less yeast in all their brews this year. Bedlam was also yeast-free when I bought bottles...[grumble]. A huge knock to the flavor.
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Tripel Nova from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.